All eyes are on Australia as it gears up for the 2019 federal election on Saturday, 18 May, to elect members of the 46th Parliament. The election was called following the dissolution of the 45th Parliament as elected at the 2016 double dissolution federal election. All 151 seats in the House of Representatives (lower house) and 40 of the 76 seats in the Senate (upper house) are up for grabs.
Among those in the running is Sunny P Chandra, an Independent candidate from Victoria. “The time has come for effective and efficient leadership in the Senate,” says Sunny, who has lived in Regional Victoria for many years and is passionate about giving back to the community. His key policy of managing immigration for regional growth in Victoria will see real jobs, real investment and real development of our State.
Sunny, a graduate from IIT Kanpur, migrated with his Australian-born wife and their young family to Australia, and was conferred citizenship was conferred in 1975. His professional career in IT senior management spans 35 years in Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra. He is also the founder/ CEO of medium size business Triveni Infotech in Melbourne with on-line clients for its proprietary database solutions, across all States in Australia. Sunny’s experiences in Immigration and small business have led him to believe that his policy of redirecting international students to the Regional areas is economically sound and at no cost to the taxpayer. We wish him all the best.
Also featured in this edition is Nilam Panchal, our cover story, for her selfless act of donating her hair to help make wigs for those with cancer. The director of Nil Group Pty Ltd says she did it to give back to the community as well as to set an example for her son. The architect hopes it will encourage more people to give to society.